Monday, February 17, 2014

We can Still Stop the Unemployment Cuts to School Workers in the Senate!

Yesterday The GA House passed the Unemployment Cuts bill HB714 largely along party lines. Passing it 111 to 60.

The bill will now move to the GA Senate where we have a chance of stopping this attack on school workers, many of which who took care of our children during the infamous snowjam that left thousands stranded on the frozen streets.

HB 714 bill would make the previously overturned unemployment benefit cuts imposed by GA Labor Commissioner Mark Butler permanent in state​ law and expand these cuts to most contract and seasonal employees across GA.

Tell your Senators to stop this attack on low-income workers and the unemployed and that they should be thanking these workers for being heroes to our children and focusing on improving jobs or creating new good jobs in Georgia.